The staff over at NoLogoNeeded.com is conducting a mock draft among NFL blogs. They were kind enough to ask yours truly to represent the Raiders in their draft. I did my best to utilize the logic (or lack thereof) of Al Davis and apply it to the available prospects at the #8 spot in the first round.
Taking the Davis approach I went with the workout warrior of the combine, Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.
With Cornell Green suckering signing a 3-year contract in Buffalo and Khalif Barnes in town on another one year contract, the position of right tackle needs a long term solution. The jury is still out on Mario Henderson who struggled in his first full season protecting the blind side. All in all, the tackle positions are a major question mark going forward.
If not the offensive line, the defensive line needs some serious consideration as well. Now that Greg Ellis has been shown the exit, expectations are raised for second year end Matt Shaugnessy who displayed promise during his rookie campaign.
No matter what, the Raiders must make fixing the trenches a priority this off-season.
While Campbell is considered a reach at #8, he has the physical tools that Davis covets.
For more on my reasoning behind the selection you can read the full entry here.